Kyle Drake's favorites

Open Source Bridge 2013

Favorite proposals for this user

* We're All Angels Now: Crowdfund investing, and the beginnings of the Open Startup movement

We've done a great job getting open source into companies. But we've struggled to improve the openness and transparency of the companies themselves. Learn how Crowdfund Investing is combining with the Open Startup movement to to give the open source community a transparent and powerful new way to build companies, how it works, and how we can all benefit from it.
Business 2013-03-23 00:12:19 +0000
Kyle Drake

Open Source Bridge 2011

Favorite sessions for this user

* 5 Easy Pieces: "Rabid Prototyping" With "Physical Computing" and Other Dirty Tricks.

Magic Windows, Football Field Style Bicycle Race Clocks, Talking Coffee Cups, Space Invaders Style Video Games, and A War On Christmas Lights.
Hacks
Donald Davis

* Cooking GeoData with PostGIS

Importing, managing, correcting, reprojecting and mashing up geodata with PostGIS and OGR
Cooking
Larry Price

* Data Science in the Open

Data Science promises to transform ubiquitous and cheap data into insights with the potential for great social, scientific and personal value. I will provide a lightning tour of high level theory, concepts, and tools to extract knowledge and value from data.
Cooking
John Taylor

* Drizzle, Virtualizing and Scaling MySQL for the Future

Ever wondered what would happen if you could rethink a decade worth of design changes? Drizzle is a redesign of the MySQL server targeted at web development and optimized for Cloud applications.
Hacks
Brian Aker

* Gearman: From the Worker's Perspective

Many people view topics like Map/Reduce and queue systems as advanced concepts that require in-depth knowledge and time consuming software setup. Gearman is changing all that by making this barrier to entry as low as possible with an open source, distributed job queuing system.
Chemistry
Brian Aker

* Getting Started with Semantic Web Applications

Leave rigid tables behind, and work with your data as a graph, using standard web data schemas.
Cooking
Leif Warner, Brian Panulla

* Hacker Dojo: Anarchy with Respect

Imagine an open source project was an actual place: a place where people volunteer to make something better; contribute their time, knowledge and resources; a place to share ideas or just to get work done. Hacker Dojo is for hackers and thinkers and this session will describe how the open source ethos can successfully be applied to a physical space.
Culture
Kitt Hodsden

* How Governments are Building Communities with Open Source

This session will provide examples of major government uses of open source technology, and provide some examples and case-studies of how government is contributing to open source and the web.
Business
Chris Strahl

* Location-Based Hacks - How to Automate Your Life with SMS and GPS

Have you ever wanted to automatically turn on your lights when you get home, or turn them back off when you leave? What about controlling your lights by SMS or IRC? This presentation will teach you how to automate your life with location-based hacks and SMS.
Hacks
Amber Case, Aaron Parecki

* Marketing: You're Soaking In It!

Come join me as I dispel some of the clouds of pollution which obscure the name of marketing, show how it can help your projects, reveal how--whether you realize it or not--you already use marketing every day and how that's a very good thing indeed.
Business
VM Brasseur

* Showing Kids the Source

When kids get hands on experience with the source code of a program, they get excited!
Culture
Andrew Baerg

* Similar, But Not The Same: Designing Projects Around Three Open Datasets

The traits of an 'open' dataset -- factors like accuracy, geographic scope and copyright entanglements -- shape the development process in profound ways. I'll share what I've learned building projects around heritage trees, public art and poetry posts in Portland, and extrapolate a blueprint for evaluating and planning open data projects.
Cooking
Matt Blair

* Testing Antipatterns

Tests are great - except when they aren't. Learn how to avoid writing tests that are more trouble than they're worth.
Cooking
Matt Robinson

* The Big Data Exploratorium: Data Mining, from Patents to Memes

Learn to use simple natural language processing and graph analysis tools in Python and R to explore the structure of the dataverse. From Reddit to the USPTO to Google Books, come try some data hacks!
Cooking
Noah Pepper, Devin Chalmers

* The Current State of OAuth 2

If you've ever written any code to authenticate wtih Twitter, you may have been confused by all the signature methods and base strings. You'll be happy to know that OAuth 2 has vastly simplified the process, but at what cost?
Chemistry
Aaron Parecki

Favorite proposals for this user

* Balancing Philosophies and Community As Your Project Evolves

Growing your consumer-focused open source project is going to present many challenges. Over eight years, WordPress has evolved from a simple blogging solution to a robust publishing platform in response to the growth and transformation of its community, while continuing to maintain its core philosophies and values. Join a core team member and a core community member of WordPress in understanding the project's failures and successes.
Culture 2011-04-01 04:29:55 +0000
Andrew Nacin, Aaron Jorbin

* Freeing Open Source from the Clouds

Open source is becoming increasingly prevalent in the cloud, but often it remains locked within proprietary SaaS models or complex licensing arrangements. This talk will focus on the ways that we can free open source in the cloud and provide value with platform as a service capabilities.
Business 2011-03-31 23:49:35 +0000
Chris Strahl

* From MongoDB to MySQL: the How and the Why

Diaspora started out on MongoDB, but after nine months of full-time development we switched to MySQL. Why? How? And what now?
Cooking 2011-04-01 05:56:56 +0000
Sarah Mei

* Get more contributors (and diversity) through outreach

Want to learn how to *successfully* reach out to new contributors? Learn from other projects' successes
Culture 2011-04-01 05:27:37 +0000
Asheesh Laroia

* How Not to Design Like a Developer: Open Source Design

Open source projects have long skimped on presentation & packaging. Let's change that. Learn how developers can create opportunities for designers to contribute to projects. Great design is the best way to draw an audience to your project & build contributor confidence.
Cooking 2011-04-01 03:42:36 +0000
Chrissie Brodigan

* Setup an easy private social network with Social Igniter

Social Igniter is a lightweight, open source, modular, social network and content management system.
Chemistry 2011-04-01 06:58:20 +0000
Brennan Novak